LPPC members are committed to the environmental health of the communities while achieving broader state and federal requirements. We are pursuing broad environmental outcomes related to carbon emissions, air and water quality with attention to unique regional differences. We are committed to energy efficiency support for new technologies as other means to promote environmental stewardship.
LPPC members are dedicated to protecting the environment and the health and welfare of the communities we serve. Currently about 36 percent of LPPC member-owned capacity is carbon-free, and this number is expected to increase by 10 percent in the next 10 years. LPPC members are also projected to purchase an additional 5,024 MW of carbon-free wind, solar, nuclear and hydro power over the next 10 years, which is 90 percent of members’ supply purchases.
LPPC members work with policymakers to find the right balance between environmental regulations and keeping rates affordable for American families.
GREENHOUSE GAS (GHG) EMISSIONS
LPPC believes that federal climate policy should be set by Congress, not EPA. LPPC opposes regulation of stationary source GHG emissions under the existing Clean Air Act.
RENEWABLE ENERGY STANDARDS
LPPC supports deployment of renewable energy resources. LPPC works with policymakers to ensure that any clean-energy legislation enacted recognizes regional differences regarding renewable resources and provides credit for all forms of clean energy, including nuclear, energy efficiency, conservation, hydro, and coal with CO2 capture.
Across the United States, LPPC members are actively reducing greenhouse gases and lowering customer electric bills through conservation, energy efficiency and the use of renewable resources.
LPPC members have invested almost $2.2 billion in demand side energy efficiency and spent $994 million on efficiency incentives. LPPC members are also committed to increasing energy efficiency technology like digital meters and smart grids. LPPC member digital meters represent 15 percent of the digital meters in the U.S. providing a technology platform that enables consumer-selected efficiency measures and demand response. Digital meters provide the data necessary for consumers to make informed choices about their energy use.
Additionally, LPPC member utilities often receive national recognition for exemplary and innovative clean energy programs including:
- The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy — “Best in America”
- The Interstate Renewable Energy Council — “Renewable Energy
- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — Landfill Methane Outreach Program’s “Electric Generation Project of the Year”
- American Wind Energy Association ranking of “Top Wind Energy Developments”
- Letter to Senate Majority Leader Reid and Senate Minority Leader McConnell on Energy Efficiency Legislation (September 7, 2011)
- LPPC letter to Speaker Boehner and Leader Pelosi in support of H.R. 2218 the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013 (June 21, 2013)
- Letter in support of McKinley Coal Combustion Residuals legislation (November 25, 2015)
- LPPC letter to Transportation Conference Committee in support of Coal Combustion Residual Recycling Provision (May 8, 2012)
- FERC MACT Comments (February 29, 2012)
- Letter in support of Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of 2015 (March 18, 2015)
- LPPC letter to Senators Reid and McConnell in support of Coal Ash and Recycling Act of 2012 (November 19, 2012)
- Disposal of Coal Combustions Residuals from Electric Utilities Docket (November 19, 2010)